Almond Oatmeal Apple Scones are stuffed with fresh apples and oatmeal; flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon baked to a perfection.
Have I ever told you the story about our apple tree? When we moved into our home in Fallbrook 13 years ago there were 2 fruit trees, one apple and one Valencia orange. We knew the orange was a Valencia because of the time of year the fruit was ripe. We had no idea what kind of apple tree was growing but we did know the tree was in a sorry shape.
The apple tree was quite stunted in growth. But not only that, the middle of the tree was missing. This is hard to describe but there was a tree with an outer bark and the middle was not there. Growing off the bark where a few branches. I was ready to give the tree up for dead. Craig is always up for a challenge and a very dedicated and diligent gardener. He took it upon himself to save this apple tree. He pruned it, watered it, and fertilized it. He took extreme care over this little apple tree and it has been giving us magnificent apples ever since. Years with a good wet winter we have gotten apples so large, 1 apple is more than enough for two people to share.
I still don’t know what kind of apple tree it is. The coloring when ripe is a pretty even combination of green and red. The fruit is more tart than sweet. And it has a really nice crisp crunch. The apples were perfect to use in these Almond Oatmeal Apple Scones. I loved stuffing the scones with lots of apples, they bring such a fresh flavor and texture to the whole almond oatmeal apple scones.
There are so many other good flavors in these almond oatmeal apple scones with cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, and almond. The almond glaze and sliced almonds on top are just the right touch to finish off the whole scone to make it even better.
Almond Oatmeal Apple Scones
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground cardamom
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 6 tbsp cold butter (cut or grated into small pieces)
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 2 small green apples (cored and finely diced – I did not peel mine)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TBS milk
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, shift together flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg.
- Cut the cold butter with a fork into the flour mixture until it is mixed in and resembles coarse crumbs.
- In another bowl, mix together yogurt, brown sugar, half and half, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
- Add the apples to the yogurt mixture.
- Mix yogurt/apple mixture into the flour mixture, just until combined.
- On a clean surface, knead dough about 5 to 6 times.
- Form into a round ball and place on cookie sheet, pat out until about 9 inches diameter and ¾ inch thick.
- Cut into 8 - 12 wedges. If you separate the pieces you will have a crispy edge all around the scones instead of just the outer edge.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool on sheet for about 5 minutes and then remove to cool on cooling rack.
- When slightly cooled, frost with almond glaze and top with sliced almonds.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract until it is the consistency of a glaze
- If to thin add a Tablespoon or more of powdered sugar, just a little at a time.
- If to thick add a drop or two of milk, just a little at a time.
- Drizzle over scones
- Sprinkle sliced almonds onto each scone
This almond glaze is the perfect finish to these almond oatmeal apple scones.
Almond Oatmeal Apple Scones brings fall into your home. What other treats do you bake to bring fall home?